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Old 05-27-2014, 11:11 PM   #183
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Did you find that the final ride height isn't equal on either side?
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Did you find that the final ride height isn't equal on either side?
yes. driver side is slightly higher than passenger side. (2~3mm)
with factory setting.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:47 AM   #185
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I forgot which side was higher on mine, but I noticed the difference was close to 5mm between left and right. I've adjusted the ride height to make the ride height equal.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #186
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With the minimum 1 inch drop do you need to get a alignment or camber plates or anything. Or is this pretty much a bolt on and go? Will tires wear out much faster with a 1 inch drop or is that to small to make any big changes.
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With the minimum 1 inch drop do you need to get a alignment or camber plates or anything. Or is this pretty much a bolt on and go? Will tires wear out much faster with a 1 inch drop or is that to small to make any big changes.
A good rule of thumb is to get an alignment after every change to suspension. Camber plates are up to you but if it's just a street car then I would say that the oem crash bolts are enough. Tires wear out based on the alignment. The only real change you'll see that's not correctable is a little more rear camber but it won't really lead to any significant extra wear. So to sum up, drop one inch, get the camber bolts from a Subaru dealership, get it aligned, and you're good to go.
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I wonder if anyone tried, or can't wait till someone tries, different/linear springs on these.

I wonder how/if they'll handle 6k or 7k or 8k springs, OTS.
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Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 new wheel
Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 P6280026
Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 SSR type C 17x8J 35ET

I raised rear to maximum height.
so both front & rear height is highest position now. ( F:120mm R:160mm)

[EDIT] after some exciting drivings on mountain roads, I decided to lower rear about 5mm ( from above picture ) .
and it is my final height. ( maybe =0 ) F:120mm R:155mm

17x8J ET35 + 225 45 17 Bridgestone RE002
front camber -2.0 with camber bolt

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^ Looks to me like the highest setting on these is about as low as my Eibach Pro-Kit? Or am I all screwed up?
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^ Looks to me like the highest setting on these is about as low as my Eibach Pro-Kit? Or am I all screwed up?
That's about right.
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^ Looks to me like the highest setting on these is about as low as my Eibach Pro-Kit? Or am I all screwed up?
bilstein said B14 will lower car about 20mm.
but it lowered front more than that . (highest position is about 30~35mm lowering)
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Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 new wheel
Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 P6280026
Flickr에서 Yobi-Wan님의 SSR type C 17x8J 35ET

I raised rear to maximum height.
so both front & rear height is highest position now.

17x8J ET35 + 225 45 17 Bridgestone RE002
front camber -2.0 with camber bolt
Looks great. And very nice wheels.

S.Koreans are really good at modifiying cars. Its not all about POWER; it's about balance and function.

Thanks for your review above.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:38 PM   #194
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Just received my bilstein b14 coilovers, ride quality is almost the same as oem. Handles very well on sharp corners and steering is very responsive.





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Installed my B14s about 2 months ago and I really like them. I'm still using the OE rubber so the thing wants to drift all the turns. I will upload some pics when I put my cool winter wheels on.
Install was really simple but I did notice that a magnet sticks to the shock. I thought the b14s were stainless?

Either way, the silver coating is real pretty and hopefully that alone protects from the upcoming chicago winter.
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I do not believe the valving are the same between b14 and b8.

B14 are valved to match the B14/B16 Springs.

B8 for lowering springs

B6 for OEM springs


I personally believe B14 is better for most people due to the fact that when it comes time for rebuilding, it is MUCHH cheaper than the B16 counterpart.
Also, you should have higher spring rates than you do with OEM which means it would be better for performance than say B6 with OEM springs, and probably B8 with Lowering Springs.
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